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Crowe wins sheriff's race
Mark Crowe
Mark Crowe

Unofficial results show Republican Mark Crowe has won the race to be the next sheriff of Bryan County, getting more than 65 percent of the vote.

Though numbers still have to be certified by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, numbers posted by elections officials Wednesday showed Crowe outpolling Democrat Al Hagan, 11,764 to 6,326, in the county’s only contested local race.

Crowe thanked supporters, voters and said he’s ready to get to work. “I’d really like to thank everyone, not just those who supported me but everyone who came out and voted, really,” Crowe said. “I look forward to being the sheriff for all the people in Bryan County, no matter what party.” Crowe will replace longtime Sheriff Clyde Smith in January. Smith is retiring after serving six consecutive terms. Several other incumbents in county seats were returned to office without opposition Tuesday.

Here’s a look at how Bryan County residents voted in selected contested races in the Nov. 3 general election.

Results may not be complete and are not official until certified by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

 PRESIDENT: Donald Trump, R,I, 12,980 Joe Biden, D, 5,036 Jo Jorgenson, L, 300 

U.S. SENATE David Perdue R,I, 12,817 Jon Ossof, D, 4,096 Shane Hazel, L, 516

 U.S. SENATE Kelly Loeffler, R, I, 7,222 Doug Collins, R, 4,291 Raphael Warnock, D, 2,907 

U.S. HOUSE D-1 Buddy Carter, R, I, 13,337 Joyce Griggs, D, 4,606

 STATE HOUSE D-164 Ron Stephens R, I, 5,028 Marcus Thompson, D, 2,453 

STATE HOUSE D-166 Jesse Petrea R, I, 4,590 Michael Mack, D, 1,286 

All three Constitutional Amendments passed in Bryan County.

In all, more than 18,000 of the county’s more than 30,000 registered voters cast ballots in the 2020 election, according to officials.

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